Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sprouting Jube Jube **Guest Speaker**

Sprouting Jube Jube
"Guest Speaker"



I'm a mother of four. I work retail as part of a management team. 

I started sewing when I was about 12 years old, my Godmother has shown me just about everything I know about sewing and fabrics. When my oldest son, who is now 14 years old, was a baby I discovered that I wanted to make the things he needed, like bibs and receivng blankets and bedding for him, but that I also wanted to make them better than store bought items. 


Some of you may wonder where I get my inspiration. A lot of it comes from my children. Sebastien (14), Sabrina (12), Julia AKA Jube Jube (2), and my newest source of inspiration is 3 1/2 month Amelia. 

 When designing and choosing fabrics I like going with fun trendy prints and colours, but most importantly the fabrics must be easy to wash. I also like to make things oversized like my receiving blanket, towels and bibs. I feel that if I'm going to spend money on something I want it to last for more than just a few months. My favorite is custum bedding. I love working with a client to achieve the look they want to get. Adding special details that you wont find in a big box store bedding is something I love doing.



Swing by Sprouting Jube Jube on facebook and be sure to say hello from Oh Sew Crafty.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Fables **Review**

Baby Fables Review



Location: Woodstock, Ontario

Baby Fables has built quite the name for themselves on etsy for making monthly onesie stickers, waterproof labels and iron ons.
I know she is hoping to expand her business and find a few more local customers (and of course some that are not so local as well).

I was given some of the waterproof labels and purchased some iron on birthday appliques to test out.


Iron Ons
Baby Fables so was accommodating with my custom requests I placed for the iron ons. I had seen a rocket in one of their other items but it was a completely different colour and design. I described what I was looking for an they were able to make what I wanted. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
The iron ons came with great instructions to make it really easy to apply to the t-shirts. I followed the instructions step-by-step and the t-shirts turned out wonderfully.

Here is the the photos of my iron-on experience and a photo of the finished product.

Before
Midway through
After
I could not be happier with how awesome this t-shirt turned out!
It is going to make for one very happy little girl on her first birthday.
The iron ons are very well printed. The colours are vibrant and the details in the designs are flawless.




Waterproof Stickers

 I tested out the waterproof labels by Baby Fables as well.
And once again I have nothing but great things to say about this product.
I put one on our high chair tray, some sippy cups, my diaper bag as well as on the tag of a cloth diaper.
The high chair tray and sippy cups have been through the dishwasher many many times and they still look like new! The diaper bag is something that is always getting thrown and tossed around and the name tag on it is still as good as new as well. And finally the cloth diaper that I "tagged" has been through the wash a bunch of time and guess what? Still looks great!
I am amazed by how well these name tags work and so excited. I will definitely be "tagging" several of my sons items before he goes off to daycare.


Onesie Stickers
If I had discovered Baby Fables before my son was born I would have been all over these onesie stickers. They are the most adorable things I have ever seen. 

 Be sure to check out Baby Fables' etsy shop to see more of the great items they offer. The number of designs and colours they offer are endless.
I will definitely be a repeat customer.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pure Jewel Designs Review

Pure Jewel Designs



Location: Blackfalds, Alberta

Just a quick little review on Pure Jewel Designs. Pure Jewel Designs creates custom hand stamped jewellery. 

I was lucky enough to pick this adorable bird pendant up in a Facebook auction we hosted on our page. I have received so many compliments on this cute pendant. It is well made and the chain is a great quality piece as well.
Pure Jewel Designs has lots of options to browse through on their facebook page and they are all very reasonably priced.

I would recommend highly them to anyone who is in the market for some new jewellery.

And to top it all off the packaging for the necklace looks great and shipping was super speedy.

Thanks Pure Jewel Designs. I will definitely be a repeat customer.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday - A little cuddle time with the Cat


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sarita Baby **Review**

Sarita Baby Review

 
Location: Little Britain, Ontario

My little man wore one of Sarita Baby's custom ties to a wedding recently and it was perfect! He received so many compliments through out the day.

Sarita Baby offers custom ties in your choice of material and size. I picked the black and white damask material to fit a 10 month old. The fabric was beautiful and the sizing was absolutely perfect.

The tie is very well made and the velcro closure makes it easy to put on (my husband is almost 30 and still hasn't mastered tying a tie so I think he was a little jealous =).
The tie stayed on well and looked great for the entire day.

I will definitely be a repeat custom of Sarita Baby.

Sarita baby also offers:
Everyday Dresses
Minky baby bibs
Sophie Leash/toy tethers
Pacifier clips
Plushy giraffe toys
Minky stroller blankets
Wee guy ties
appliqu├ęd onesies and more!

Upcoming reviews: Baby Fables, The Great Laundry Challenge, Pure Jewel Designs

Lil Miss Vintage

Featured Creator of the Week - Lil Miss Vintage 

Website: lilmissvintage.ca
E-mail: lilmissvintage@hotmail.ca
Location: Sarnia, Ontario

Your name and your businesses name: Brooke and Jerica Giresi ( sisters) Lil Miss Vintage  ( lilmissvintage@hotmail.ca our email)


Tell us a little something about yourself:
Lil miss vintage is unique handmade items with a vintage flair.

What do you make?
Adult and Children's hair accessories, clothing and jewellery.

When did you start making your creations?
We started making them last summer for family and friends and they became so popular we decided to try and make a small business out of it.

Why do you love doing it?
We enjoy making pieces that are unique and fun, modern styles with a vintage feel  



What is your favourite item that you've made?
We absolutely LOVE our willa band ! its our most popular style by far . Its just so elegant and beautiful . We also love our tie shirts ,its the perfect shirt for every little man and we have a ton of ties to choose from :) 



Anything else you would like to share about yourself, your business or your creations?
We can do custom orders. We are also starting a bridal line which we are very excited about - all custom made designs all orders can be sent to lilmissvintage@hotmail.ca.

Would you like to offer a giveaway or a deal for your fans?  All orders placed by OhSewCrafty fans while we are featured creator of the week will receive 10% off 


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tess's Monster Dolls Review

Tess' Monster Dolls Review



I was lucky enough to win this cute little owl from Tess' Monster Dolls. He is very well made and way to cute. My little man starting playing with him instantly!

His body is fabric and his eyes, beak and wings are felt.


And to top it off this little owl fits perfectly into his room decor.

Be sure to check out Tess' Monster Dolls page to see all her other creations including squirrels and kitties.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

**CLOSED** Dezignz by Liz Giveaway

Dezignz by Liz

***Connect with Dezignz by Liz***

Liz is a SAHM to two little boys!! In her spare time she loves to sew.

It did not become a passion until after her first son was born and she was looking for trendy baby items.

One reader will win a bib and a lovie handmade by Dezignz by Liz.

Lovie
 
 This lovie is the perfect addition for your little baby.
The lovie is perfect size for your little one to snuggle with. Featuring one side super soft minky and the other a super cute chocolate brown designer cotton.
Care Instructions
Machine wash / Hang to dry.
Do not iron directly on minky.
Lovie is approximately 14 in. x 14 in

Bib
 
 This boutique style bib is a good size for babies and toddlers! The front is a funky cotton designer print and backed with a super absorbent terry cloth!
Bib is approximately 11 inches tall and 8.5 inches across. The bib has a snap closure so that child cannot remove bib. Finished with a top stitch.
Machine wash in cold water and hang to dry. Iron if needed.

The giveaway is open to all fans of Oh Sew Crafty and fans of Dezignz by Liz


To Enter:
You must be a fan of Dezignz by Liz and ours then let me know in a comment below.

Bonus Entries:
* Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect
* Share this giveaway with your friends on facebook. (one entry per day)
* Visit Dezignz by Liz on Etsy and let me know what your favourite item is.
* Share this giveaway on twitter. (post the to it link in your comment, one entry per day)

***PLEASE ENTER A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!***

Open to residents of Canada and the USA.
Giveaway ends on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified (I must have a way to contact you so it is important you leave your e-mail address in your comments or e-mail it to us at ohsewcrafty@hotmail.com)
The winner will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Good Luck!